Minister for Agriculture  Simon Coveney: The IFA wants the Government to make a submission to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission through the Minister   on the importance of guaranteeing competition in processing and rendering. Photograph:  Gary O’Neill

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has urged Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to address the lack of competition in the beef sector, which it(...)

Irish beef exports to the US are currently limited to high-values steak cuts such as fillet, sirloin and rib-eye. Photograph:  Ilvy Njiokiktjien/AFP/Getty Images

Beef exports to the US have picked up significantly in recent weeks, according to the Department of Agriculture. As of the first week of November, app(...)